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Study Produces Mixed Results on Alzheimer's Drugs

Posted 7 Mar 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, March 7 – A new study offers up mixed results about two medications used to treat the symptoms of the memory-robbing disease known as Alzheimer's. While patients didn't get a major mental boost when doctors added the drug Namenda to their regimen when they were already taking Aricept, they did find that continuing Aricept – a commonly prescribed drug for Alzheimer's in the United ...

Alzheimer's Med Seems Ineffective in Those With Down Syndrome

Posted 10 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Jan. 10 – A drug commonly used to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease does not appear to be effective for people older than 40 years who have Down syndrome and Alzheimer's, according to a new study. Although previous animal studies of the Alzheimer's drug, memantine, showed promising results in mice with Down syndrome, this new study of people with Down syndrome aged 40 and older ...

Drug Memantine Ineffective for Mild Alzheimer's, Study Finds

Posted 11 Apr 2011 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 11 – A drug commonly prescribed for Alzheimer's disease, memantine (Namenda), appears to be ineffective in treating the mild stage of the disease, a new study finds. While some studies suggest the drug is effective in treating moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease, "in mild Alzheimer's disease there is a lack of evidence that it works," said lead researcher Dr. Lon S. Schneider, a ...

Forest and Merz Announce FDA Approval of Namenda XR for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type

Posted 22 Jun 2010 by Drugs.com

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 21, 2010 - Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Merz Pharmaceuticals GmbH announced today that Namenda XR (memantine hydrochloride) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type. Namenda XR is a 28 mg once-daily extended-release formulation of Namenda. The safety and efficacy of Namenda XR ...

Addiction Meds May Help Gamblers

Posted 10 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 10 – Drugs used to treat substance addictions could prove effective in treating pathological gambling, U.S. researchers say. They tested medications designed to decrease urges and increase inhibitions in two groups of male and female pathological gamblers: those driven by urge (they gamble when the desire becomes too strong to control) and those who don't have normal inhibition of ...

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